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Ceiling surfaces

There are several other types of ceiling finishes other than wallpaper. These include polystyrene tiles; veneer-sheet polystyrene in different patterns and textured effects; textured ceiling papers, wood cladding; illuminated ceilings and decorative plaster finishes. The reasons for applying a decorative … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by admin
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Ceiling Tiles

There are several types of ceiling tiles such as cork, wood fibre or polystyrene, which make attractive ceiling finishes. The ceiling surface should be prepared carefully. It should be smooth, clean and grease free. Where distemper has been used, this … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by admin
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How Much Wallpaper To Use

To calculate the wall angle strip needed, measure the complete perimeter of the room. The length of main supporting and bridging tee angle strip depends on the size of panel used. The main supports must be the width of the … Continue reading

11. June 2012 by admin
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How to Update Your Old Bathroom

If you decide on a refit for the bathroom, careful thought is needed as to the present and future requirements of those using it. Space may be better utilized by a general rearrangement. Modern, matching colours in surfaces and appliances, … Continue reading

10. June 2012 by admin
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Ideas for New Bathrooms

Lighting If the bathroom has a high ceiling, it may be possible to recess lighting above a false ceiling. Some shaving mirrors have lights incorporated. Strip lights can be concealed behind curtain pelmets or under cupboards. All lights must be … Continue reading

10. June 2012 by admin
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How to Reduce Condensation in the Bathroom

Cutting condensation As bathrooms are subject to condensation, thin polystyrene sheeting applied behind the wallpaper or panelling will help to insulate the walls, raising the touch temperature and so reduce condensation. Emulsion paint can be used on the walls and … Continue reading

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Floor tiles

Preparation Vinyl or lino tiles can be laid on either concrete or timber sub-floors. Preparation of the sub-floor is as for laying sheet flooring. The same considerations apply; the floor must be clean, dry, level and grease free. When laying … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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Woodwork Tips from the trade

Woodwork Test the quality of a hand saw by springing the blade into a curve. The curve should be regular and the blade perfectly straight when released. Insert a wedge into the saw cut when ripping along a plank. This … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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Treatments and Finishes for Wooden Furniture

There is an infinite range of treatments and finishes you can apply to furniture. Older items can be given a new lease of life; but it is important as in most things, to prepare the surface correctly, so that the … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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Furniture Finishing Tips from the Trade

Scumbles, sometimes called graining colours, are generally used for hand-graining cheap woods to make them look expensive. Specially formulated to ‘stay put’ wherever they are applied, they do not flow out like orthodox oil paint-so enabling various designs to be … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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